Université Paris Descartes is a multidisciplinary university devoted to Health and Humanities and is one of the most important research centres in France. In 2010, the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan ranked UPD as the first French University, for its excellence in medical research. It has 37, 000 students including 1,500 PhD students in 13 graduate schools, with more than 1,300 researchers and 2,000 lecturer-researchers in 82 research units. Research covers a very wide range in humanities and social sciences, psychology, law and economics, biology, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, chemistry, and mathematics and computer sciences at the interface with biomedical sciences. The spectrum of human phenomena addressed by research at UPD ranges from reproduction and early development of the embryo to the build-up of the psyche and its connections with family and society, including the rules and conventions governing collective life and individual rights.